Demythologizing an Urban Legend
Mike Seely, writing in today's Seattle Weekly blog, describes a July 5th dilemma.
I decided to pay a personal visit to our local firehouse three blocks away.
Through a window, I saw a handful of firefighters hanging out near the front door, and rang the after-hours bell.
They answered, and I sheepishly asked them if they'd be willing to rescue a cat stranded on a roof down the street.
They chuckled at the request, but quickly agreed to have a look.
Upon meeting me at the house, the leader of the squadron informed me that if they were to receive an actual emergency summons, they'd have to promptly split and come back, provided things calmed to a point where they could come back.
You need to read the rest of the article here: Firefighters Really Do Rescue Cats: Demythologizing an Urban Legend
There is excitement, intrigue and a frozen peanut butter and banana pie.
Mike "FossilMedic" Ward
PS: Seattle Fire Department's 22 page 2009 Emergency Response Report is another great approach showing OUTCOME based criteria to support budgeted activities.
Worth a look! Click HERE.
Also on FireGeezer…
- Seattle’s Oldest-Living Firefighter Meets Seattle’s Newest Firehouse – March 17, 2013
- The Heart and Soul of the Pontiac Fire Department – January 31, 2012
- The 1913 Brennan Hotel fire – LAFD – January 24, 2013
- Faulty Circuit Smokes Crabs – October 9, 2012